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Palo Alto to seek public opinion, engagement on parks

The "intercept event" – a new tactic to elicit public opinion – is coming soon to Palo Alto. Eager for residents'...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 24 comments | 8511 Views


With election integrity at top of mind, what is Santa Clara County doing to keep your votes secure?

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Shannon Bushey acknowledged concerns that have been raised about election security...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2020
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Oct 16, 2020 at 9:04 am | 9 comments | 8510 Views


Professional singer delivers the healing gift of music through sidewalk serenades

Nearly every weekend since May, Nova Jimenez has been performing for essential workers and isolated seniors in the Bay Area,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2021
Last comment by revdreileen, on Mar 18, 2021 at 6:21 pm | 1 comment | 8510 Views


Palo Alto looks to citizen hackers for civic solutions

It was a typical Silicon Valley storyline: Someone got an idea and met someone else who could code. They assembled a small...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Cynthia Typaldos, on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 8509 Views


Festivities for the Fourth

Fireworks, a chili cook-off and parades are among the celebrations planned for Independence Day along the Peninsula this...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Parade, on Jul 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 8509 Views


Palo Alto workers march against wage cuts

Facing salary reductions and uncertainty over future benefits, dozens of workers from Palo Alto's largest labor union sang...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Jul 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm | 43 comments | 8508 Views


Survey shows neighborhood support for Buena Vista residents

When residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents packed into Avenidas last week for a three-day hearing on the...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on May 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 53 comments | 8508 Views


Palo Alto Utilities tries to keep pace with technological change

When Palo Alto's founding fathers decided more than a century ago to launch a municipal utility, they could hardly have imagined...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Joe, on Feb 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm | 13 comments | 8507 Views


Over the past year, Stanford and Santa Clara County clashed over numerous issues. Here are three key points of contention.

Stanford University and the county of Santa Clara took fundamentally opposing viewpoints on a few key development issues,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 8507 Views


Palo Alto survey points to growing concerns over mental health, retirement

Ask Palo Alto residents how they feel about their city, and many will praise its bountiful parks, job opportunities and educational...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on Jan 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm | 9 comments | 8507 Views


Editorial: So far, all take, no give on Cubberley site

We had high hopes in November, 2011 when the Palo Alto City Council adopted an ambitious work plan aimed at determining a...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Alex Panelli, on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:18 am | 44 comments | 8507 Views


Duo arrested in gas station 'skimming' scam

A pair of high-tech bandits were able to steal more than 3,600 credit card numbers with six electronic devices -- known as...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by deport them, on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:25 am | 12 comments | 8507 Views


Assessing the options when a parent is in decline

An aging, widowed parent becomes cognitively impaired, and adult children, scattered around the country or the globe, ponder...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Mar 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm | 6 comments | 8507 Views


Police investigate vandalism at downtown parking garage as a hate crime

Palo Alto police are investigating a vandalism incident discovered on Wednesday night at a parking garage as a hate crime,...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by WilliamR, on Sep 18, 2021 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 8506 Views


Busted sprinkler head leaves Old Pro sports bar with significant water damage

A busted sprinkler head at Old Pro sports bar in downtown Palo Alto gushed out enough water to force out customers and employees...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 25, 2019 at 3:23 pm | 7 comments | 8506 Views


Salary hikes approved for Palo Alto council members

In the latest sign of the city's growing economic fortunes, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to raise the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 22 comments | 8505 Views


Palo Alto's Davante Adams completes a football circle

When Tony Kelly became a receivers coach for the Palo Alto High School football team in 2010, Davante Adams was known more...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Jun 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm | 4 comments | 8505 Views


Hit-and-run collision injuries bicyclist

A bicyclist was left with moderate injuries in a hit-and-run collision Friday on a narrow arterial in Old Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm | 66 comments | 8504 Views


Palo Alto vows reforms to improve transparency

Chastened by accusations of poor transparency, Palo Alto officials on Monday night offered apologies to community for their...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:02 am | 91 comments | 8503 Views


Palo Alto goes back to school

A tangible sense of excitement was in the air Tuesday morning at Palo Alto's elementary and middle schools as about 9,000...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 9 comments | 8501 Views
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